Ira “Charles” Birkicht, 77-year-old longtime Seminole County and current Prague resident, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Seminole Hospital.

Ira “Charles” Birkicht, 77-year-old longtime Seminole County and current Prague resident, passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Seminole Hospital.

He was born Dec. 17, 1940, in Shawnee to Beulah (Parson) Birkicht and Ira Oliver Birkicht.

Charles graduated from Prairie Valley High School in 1959. Charles went on to serve in the United States Army, earning the rank of an E-4.

Charles enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and taking care of his cattle.

Charles worked for over 25 years for Conoco Phillips working as a supervisor on production rigs.

Charles leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Tina Stuckey and her husband Steve of Minden, Louisiana, Paula Harris and her husband Ryan of Claremore, Oklahoma, Jennifer Middleman and her husband Thomas of Broussard, Louisiana; two brothers, George Birkicht and his wife Deloris of Spencer, Oklahoma, Fred Birkicht and his wife Dorothy of Ruby, Louisiana; two sisters, Rosa Goforth of Seminole, Oklahoma, Norma Goss-Hurst and her husband Bob of Maud, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren, Courtney Sullivan (Casey), Amber Reed (Michael), Michael Stuckey, Summer McCall (Colton), Emma Middleman, Megan Oldashi, Jack Middleman, Reace Ethan Harris, Sophia Stuckey; six great-grandchildren, Kaloni McCall, Christopher Reed, Jemma Sullivan, Hollis Reed, Jaci Sullivan, Kingston Reed; Charles’ former wife and the mother of his children, Delores Lankster and her husband Harris of Natchitoches, Louisiana; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Beulah (Parson) Birkicht and Ira Oliver Birkicht, and by two brothers, Billy Birkicht and Eugene Birkicht.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2, at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 3, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be: Steve Stuckey, Ryan Harris, Thomas Middleman, Bill Rankin, Colton McCall and Casey Sullivan.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family online at www.swearingenfuneral.com.